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Culinary Business Operations Diploma

North Island College
Program overview
1 year
Diploma / certificate
13,650 CAD
Start dates
British Columbia
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)
North Island College

Program description

Culinary Business Operations Diploma

Prepare for entry to mid-level positions in the culinary industry. This diploma blends ITA professional cook levels 1 & 2, front of house and business skills. Practice in NIC’s fully-equipped commercial kitchens. You’ll also gain workplace experience and connect with employers through co-op opportunities. You can also continue your training with NIC's Culinary Business Operations Advanced diploma.

Admission requirements

  1. C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, and English First Peoples Spoken Language 10; or C in NIC ENG-035; or C+ in ESL-062 and ESL-065, or certified CLB 7; or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and
  2. C in one of Principles of Math 10, Applications of Math 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Workplace Math 11, Foundation of Math 11, NIC MAT-033; or successful NIC math assessment.
  3. High school graduation is preferred provided the applicant meets or exceeds the stated prerequisites.
  4. Successful completion of FoodSafe Level 1


  1. Successful North Island College Culinary Arts program assessment. For more information, check the Culinary Arts Assessment Study Information.
  2. Successful completion of FoodSafe Level 1

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Program content

  • Occupational Skills and Industry Standards Essentials
  • Short Order
  • Soup and Sauce Essentials
  • Vegetables, Starches, and Fruits
  • Protein Cookery Essentials
  • Fundamentals of Baked Goods and Desserts
  • The Lab
  • The Café
  • The Bistro
  • Culinary Co-operative Education Work Term - Diploma
  • Occupational Skills and Industry Standards Intermediate
  • Fine Dining Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres
  • Specialty Soups and Sauces
  • Vegetables, Starches, and Fresh Pasta
  • Protein Cookery Intermediate
  • Fine Dining Desserts and Breads
  • Regional Products and Procurement
  • Front of House and Technology
  • The Restaurant
  • Co-operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for domestic students is $5190. The price for International students is $13650.

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About this institute

North Island College

North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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Contact info

North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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